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In this podcast, I briefly go over 20 mosquito-borne diseases. In this not all inclusive list, I discuss a range of diseases to include malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and more of the most common diseases,...

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While the world’s focus has been on COVID-19, sometimes it seems like nothing else is happening in infectious diseases. But that is far from the reality. In recent years, we’ve seen Nigeria report...

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Florida has reported about 1.6 million total COVID-19 cases, including more than 24,000 deaths. We’ve known for some time that some of the most vulnerable people are those aged 65 years and older and...

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By Robert Herriman @bactiman63 Researchers from the University of Florida in a new study report the mosquito, Aedes scapularis is now established in mainland Florida in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. How...

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In late 2018 into early 2019, an outbreak of a form of hantavirus called Andes virus, swept through a small town in Argentina infecting 34 and killing 11. Researchers led by a team from the U.S. Army Medical...

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Last month, a multidisciplinary panel led by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology published the 2020 Guidelines for the...

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The U.S. is in the grips of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic and the numbers are rising at a rapid pace. A vaccine is what public health officials are banking on to get us out of it. With that,...

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President-elect Joe Biden recently announced a new 13 member COVID-19 advisory board to guide his administration during the transition period. One of the members is Center for Infectious Disease Research...

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In this news podcast, I look at the success and progress of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and their situation concerning receiving and Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Today, the Centers for Disease...

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By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Russian authorities reported seven deaths recently due to people who drank methanol-tainted hand sanitizer after running out of drinks at a party. In this podcast, I look at...